This Major Retail Chain Is Testing Curbside Starbucks Orders
Curbside pickup has become quite convenient for grocery shoppers since the pandemic began, and since then the perk keeps evolving at some retail chains. Target, for instance, just announced that customers will soon be able to not only pick up orders but also coffee from Starbucks.
The two chains have been partners since 1999, and back in 2016, there were more than 1.300 Starbucks cafes in Target stores. Now Target is building off the "easy, differentiated shopping experience" by adding in the option to get a "Drive Up" Starbucks order curbside after shoppers themselves requested it.
Once it's available, shoppers will be able to place a curbside order of any item in the store—including grocery items—via the Target app, indicating they are on their way. This will then present them with the option of adding a Starbucks drink or food item. Once they pull into a curbside pickup spot, a team member will bring the entire order out to the car.
In addition to getting a cup of joe to go, Target is also adding the ability to make returns from the car, as well. The return will be initiated through the Target mobile app and will be completed in the curbside pickup spot.
"Our guests continue to tell us they love the ease and convenience of Drive Up, and they have been asking us to add even more of the Target experience to the service," Mark Schindele, the chief stores officer for Target, said in a statement. "Adding a Starbucks order and easy returns, while expanding our backup item options, will give guests even more of what they love about shopping at Target, quickly and easily."
It's not known which of the 2,000 Target stores will get these two new curbside pickup features, but until then, here are the 14 Best Online Grocery Delivery Services of 2022, Reviewed.